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[aspectj-announce] CFP: Second Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Product Line Engineering

  Second Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Product Line Engineering
         Part of GPCE 07 and colocated with ESWEEK 07 
         Thursday October 4, 2007 Salzburg, Austria 


Product Line Engineering (PLE) is an increasingly important paradigm in
software development whereby commonalities and variations among similar 
systems are systematically identified and exploited. PLE covers a large 
spectrum of activities, from domain analysis to product validation and

Variability is manifested throughout this spectrum in artifacts such as 
requirements, models, code and documentation and it is often of crosscutting

nature. These characteristics make Aspect-Oriented Software Development
(AOSD) techniques appealing as suitable candidates to modularize
variability. Prior work on Generative Programming (GP) and Component
Engineering (CE) has shown their successful applicability to PLE and the
potential benefits of AOSD.

This workshop aims at expanding and capitalizing on the increasing interest
of researchers from these communities. It builds on the success of last
year's workshop that established an initial community and formulated a first
joint research agenda. The main goal of the workshop is to strengthen the 
established collaborations, to share and discussed ideas, identify research 
opportunities and foster collaboration to tackle the challenges these 
opportunities may bring about. 


Work on Aspect-Oriented Software Development concepts and techniques applied

to Software Product Line Engineering has shown promising results. These 
results can be further strengthened when Generative Programming and
Component Engineering techniques are applied in concert. The main goal of
the workshop is to foster and strengthen the collaboration between the AOSD,
PLE and generative research communities by identifying common interests and
research venues. It builds on the success of the last year workshop that
established an initial community of researchers from different fields and
formulated a first joint research agenda.

Workshop Format 

The workshop is scheduled as a full day workshop. The morning session will 
consist of paper presentations. Each paper will be presented by its
author(s) and discussed by two other workshop participants (authors of other
papers, PC members or organizers). The assignment of discussants of papers
and the points they should address will be announced with the acceptance

Interesting discussion topics will be collected for the afternoon session.
In the afternoon we will use the Open Space format in order to discuss
topics of interest that might be related but not restricted to the papers
presented in the morning. The results of the discussion groups will be
presented in the last half hour of the workshop.

The papers and a summary of the discussions will be compiled into a
technical report that will be posted on the workshop's website. If we
receive a significant amount of submissions of high quality, we will
consider submitting them to a special issue of some journal. 

Important Dates 

Paper submission deadline: August 3, 2007 
Notification: August 24, 2007 
Camera ready: September 14, 2007 
Workshop: October 4, 2007


We invite submissions of 2 to 6 pages long in ACM or IEEE format. Paper must
be submitted as Postcript or PDF files. The papers will be reviewed by at 
least three members of the program committee and the organization committee.

We are looking for contributions in the following topics but not limited to:

 * The role of aspects during Domain Engineering and/or Application
 * AOSD techniques applied to mapping and traceability of requirements to 
   architecture, design and implementation of product line systems 
 * AO approaches for independent feature development and feature composition

 * Application of generative AOSD techniques to product line engineering 
 * Product line testing and evolution using aspects and generative
 * Core asset and variability management using aspects and generative 
 * Aspects and product line adoption 
 * Alliance between AOSD, DSLs and MDD in product line engineering 
 * Case studies on aspects and software product lines

See workshop website for more submission details.


Neil Loughran, (loughran@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) - Lancaster University 
Iris Groher, (Iris.Groher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) - Siemens AG Germany & Linz
Roberto Lopez-Herrejon, (rlopez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) - University of Oxford 
Sven Apel, (apel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) - University of Passau 
Christa Schwanninger, (christa.schwanninger@xxxxxxxxxxx)- Siemens AG,

Program Committee 

Charles Krueger, Biglever Software Inc
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Vander Alves , Lancaster University 
Rob van Ommering, Philips Research
Markus Voelter, Independent Consultant
Andreas Rummler, SAP
Danilo Beuche, pure-systems GmbH

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